Department of Veterans Affairs November 2011 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection (Request for Transportation Expense Reimbursement): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-30508
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Agreement To Train on the Job Disabled Veterans) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30507
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to assure that on the job training establishments are providing veterans with the appropriate rehabilitation training.
Proposed Information Collection (Contract for Training and Employment) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30506
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to ensure contracts between VA and training facilities/vendors are consistent with the Federal Procurement Regulations.
Agency Information Collection (Report of Income From Property or Business): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-30505
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Report of Accidental Injury in Support of Claim for Compensation or Pension/Statement of Witness to Accident): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-30504
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Exam for Housebound Status or Permanent Need for Regular Aid and Attendance): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-30503
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Seriously Injured/Ill Service Member Veteran Worksheet): Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-30502
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-28
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Proposed Information Collection (Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom Veterans Health Needs Assessment) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30087
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information to develop a program that will improve the quality and relevance of care, as it pertains to access for mental health and use of mental health facilities for returning Operation Enduring Freedom/ Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans and their families.
Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Post-Deployment Adjustment Among OEF and OIF Veterans); Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-30086
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-22
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to identify gender-specific treatment needs of returning Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veterans.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Walla Walla, WA
Document Number: 2011-30048
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 4.0-acre parcel of land at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. As consideration, the selected lessee will be required to finance, design, develop, construct, maintain and operate a permanent supportive housing development. The lessee will also be required to provide preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families, and a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Grand Island, NE
Document Number: 2011-30046
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL for an approximately 4.6-acre parcel of land on the campus of the VA Nebraska Western Iowa Health Care System, Grand Island Community Living Center and Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Grand Island, Nebraska. As consideration, the selected lessee will be required to finance, design, develop, construct, operate and maintain a permanent supportive housing facility. The lessee will be required to provide preference and priority placement for senior Veterans and their families, and provide on-site supportive services.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Cheyenne, WY
Document Number: 2011-30044
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 3.7-acre parcel of land at the Cheyenne VA Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for senior Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Salem, VA
Document Number: 2011-30043
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL for two parcels of landapproximately 5.4 acres and 8.4 acresat the Salem VA Medical Center in Salem, Virginia. As consideration, the selected lessee will be required to finance, design, develop, construct, operate and maintain an affordable permanent housing development. The lessee will also be required to provide preference and priority placement for homeless and at-risk Veterans, and provide on-site supportive services.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Perryville, MD
Document Number: 2011-30042
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 28.9-acre parcel of land and 60 buildings at the Perry Point VA Medical CenterVA Maryland Health Care System in Perryville. As consideration for the lease, the selected lessee will finance, design, develop, renovate, construct, maintain and operate a permanent housing development. The lessee will provide preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families, and a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Space for Community Services and Parking in Memphis, TN
Document Number: 2011-30041
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 0.7-acre parcel of land and one building on an approximately 0.4-acre parcel at the Memphis VA Medical Center campus in Tennessee. As consideration for the EUL, the lessee will be required to finance, design, develop, renovate, operate, and maintain one building for community services and one parking lot.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Parking Structure, Professional Medical Office Structure, a Hotel and General Use Retail Space in Memphis, TN
Document Number: 2011-30034
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 4.0-acre parcel of land at the Memphis VA Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to finance, design, develop, construct, manage, operate, and maintain a mixed-use parking development, whereby VA will receive negotiated lease consideration likely to include increased parking capacity. The development may also include a professional medical office building, a hotel, and general use retail space.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Augusta, GA
Document Number: 2011-30033
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL for an approximately 2.0-acre parcel of land and a vacant building at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center (Uptown Division) in Augusta, Georgia. As consideration, the selected lessee will be required to finance, design, develop, construct, maintain and operate the EUL development. The lessee will also be required to provide preference and priority placement for Veterans at risk for homelessness, and provide on-site supportive services.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Topeka, KS
Document Number: 2011-30030
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL for an approximately 4.0-acre parcel of land and seven buildings on the Colmery-O'Neil VA Medical Center campus of the VA Eastern Kansas Health Care System in Topeka, Kansas. As consideration, the selected lessee will be required to finance, design, develop, construct, maintain and operate a permanent supportive housing facility. The lessee will also be required to provide preference and priority placement for senior Veterans and their families, and provide on-site supportive services for resident Veterans.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent and Transitional Housing Facility in Dayton, OH
Document Number: 2011-30029
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 14-acre parcel of land at the Dayton VA Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, operate, and maintain a permanent and transitional housing development. The lessee will also be required to give preference and priority placement for homeless, at-risk, disabled, and senior Veterans and their families and provide on-site supportive services.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent and Transitional Housing in Chillicothe, OH
Document Number: 2011-30028
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL of three buildings and three parcels totaling approximately 17.5 acres of land at the Chillicothe VA Medical Center in Chillicothe, Ohio. As consideration for the EUL, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain permanent and transitional housing with on-site supportive services. The lessee will also be required to provide preference and priority placement for senior, disabled, homeless and/or at-risk Veterans and their families.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for a Mixed-Use Development Including a Permanent Housing Facility in Lincoln, NE
Document Number: 2011-30026
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 59.4-acre parcel of land which includes 8 historic structures at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System (Lincoln Community-Based Outpatient Clinic) in Lincoln, Nebraska. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a mixed-use development. A permanent housing facility will be included in the development, which will offer preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families, and a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Danville, IL
Document Number: 2011-30023
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on two parcels of land of approximately 5.5 acres and 15.0 acres at the VA Illiana Health Care System, Danville Campus in Danville, Illinois. As consideration for the EUL, the lessee will be required to finance, construct, operate and maintain a permanent housing development, provide preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families, and provide a supportive services program.
Payment for Home Health Services and Hospice Care by Non-VA Providers
Document Number: 2011-29994
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2011-11-21
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulation and internal policy documents concerning the billing methodology for non-VA providers of home health services and hospice care. The proposed rulemaking would include home health services and hospice care under the VA regulation governing payment for other non-VA health care providers. Because the newly applicable methodology cannot supersede rates for which VA has specifically contracted, this rulemaking will only affect providers who do not have existing negotiated contracts with VA. The proposed rule would also rescind internal guidance documents that could be interpreted as conflicting with the proposed rule.
Agency Information Collection (Claim for Disability Insurance Benefits, Government Life Insurance) Activity Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-29822
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Agency Information Collection (Spinal Cord Injury Patient Care Survey) Under OMB Review
Document Number: 2011-29821
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-18
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden; it includes the actual data collection instrument.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Brockton, MA
Document Number: 2011-29778
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximate 0.8 acre of land at the VA Boston Healthcare System Brockton Division in Brockton, Massachusetts. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, renovate, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility, provide preference and priority placement for homeless Veterans, and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Fort Harrison, MT
Document Number: 2011-29775
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximate 2-acre parcel of land and 11 buildings at the VA Montana Health Care System in Fort Harrison, Montana. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing Facilities in Augusta, ME
Document Number: 2011-29774
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into a EUL on two parcels of land totaling approximately 20.0 acres at the VA Maine Healthcare SystemTogus in Augusta, Maine. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain permanent housing facilities; provide preference and priority placement for senior Veterans, homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing Facilities in Northport, NY
Document Number: 2011-29770
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into a EUL on two parcels of land totaling approximately 20.7 acres at the Northport VA Medical Center in Northport, New York. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain permanent housing facilities; provide preference and priority placement for senior and non-senior disabled Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Hines, IL
Document Number: 2011-29768
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 5.2-acre parcel of land at the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate and maintain a permanent housing facility and provide preference and priority placement for Veterans, as well as a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Transitional and Permanent Housing Facility in Bath, NY
Document Number: 2011-29765
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 2.6-acre parcel of land that includes three buildings at the Bath VA Medical Center in Bath, New York. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, renovate, manage, operate and maintain the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a transitional and permanent housing facility, provide preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families, and provide a supportive services program for resident Veterans.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Supportive Housing Facility in Minneapolis, MN
Document Number: 2011-29763
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on two parcels totaling approximately 6 acres of land at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System in Minnesota. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate and maintain a permanent supportive housing facility with priority placement for homeless Veterans and their families.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Bedford, MA
Document Number: 2011-29761
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 4.0-acre parcel at the Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Massachusetts. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Spokane, WA
Document Number: 2011-29760
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 3.0-acre parcel of land at the Spokane VA Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development as a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Skilled and Intermediate Nursing Home Care Facility in Mather, CA
Document Number: 2011-29759
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 2.5-acre parcel of land at the VA Northern California Health Care SystemValley DivisionSacramento VA Medical Center in Mather, California. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent long-term care facility (skilled nursing home and assisted living services); provide preference and priority placement for Veterans. Additionally, the lessee will be required to provide supportive services.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Supportive Housing Facility in Tuscaloosa, AL
Document Number: 2011-29756
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL for Building 33 at the Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, renovate, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development as an affordable permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term independence and self- sufficiency.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Supportive Housing Facility in St. Cloud, MN
Document Number: 2011-29755
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 6.0-acre parcel of land at the VA St. Cloud Health Care System in Minnesota. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate and maintain a permanent supportive housing facility with priority placement for homeless Veterans.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Vancouver, WA
Document Number: 2011-29754
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on an approximately 1.35 acre parcel of land at the Portland VA Medical CenterVancouver Campus in Vancouver, Washington. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless and/or at-risk Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of a Permanent Housing Facility in Menlo Park, CA
Document Number: 2011-29753
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an EUL on a 1.9-acre parcel of land at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (Menlo Park Division) in Menlo Park, California. The selected lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless and/or at-risk Veterans and their families; and provide a supportive services program.
Amendment to an Enhanced-Use Lease (EUL) of Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Real Property for the Development of Permanent Housing in Battle Creek, MI
Document Number: 2011-29752
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-17
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Secretary of VA intends to enter into an amendment to an existing EUL on an approximately 5.1-acre parcel of land at the Battle Creek VA Medical Center in Michigan. The existing lessee will finance, design, develop, construct, manage, maintain and operate the additional EUL development. As consideration for the lease, the lessee will be required to construct, renovate, operate, and maintain a permanent housing facility; provide preference and priority placement for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness and their families; and provide a supportive services program that guides resident Veterans toward attaining long-term self-sufficiency.
Clothing Allowance
Document Number: 2011-29579
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations regarding clothing allowances. The amendment provides for an annual clothing allowance for each qualifying prosthetic or orthopedic appliance worn or used by a veteran for a service-connected disability or disabilities that wears out or tears a single article of the veteran's clothing and for each physician-prescribed medication used by a veteran for a skin condition that is due to a service-connected disability that affects a single outergarment. The amendment also provides two annual clothing allowances if a veteran wears or uses more than one qualifying prosthetic or orthopedic appliance, physician- prescribed medication for more than one skin condition, or an appliance and a medication for a service-connected disability or disabilities and the appliance(s) or medication(s) together cause a single article of clothing to wear out faster than if affected by a single appliance or medication. This amendment also makes certain technical changes to the rule.
Updating Fire Safety Standards
Document Number: 2011-29471
Type: Rule
Date: 2011-11-16
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
This document affirms as final, without changes, a provision included in a final rule with request for comments that amended the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations concerning community residential care facilities, contract facilities for certain outpatient and residential services, and State home facilities. That provision established a five-year period within which all covered buildings with nursing home facilities existing as of June 25, 2001, must conform to the automatic sprinkler requirement of the 2009 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 101. This rule helps ensure the safety of veterans in the affected facilities.
Proposed Information Collection (Supplier Perception Survey) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29369
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a previously approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on the information needed to transform the acquisition and logistics operation.
Proposed Information Collection (Mentor-Protégé Program Application and Reports) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29368
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to establish a mentor-prot[eacute]g[eacute] program agreement between a large business, veteran-owned small business and service-disabled veteran-owned small business and to report the success of the program.
Proposed Information Collection (Procedures, and Security for Government Financing) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29367
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Office of Management (OM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to reduce or suspend contract payments and to determine if the contractor has adequate security to warrant payment in advance.
Proposed Information Collection (Claim for Credit of Annual Leave) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29366
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Human Resources Management (HRM), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to process current and former employee's claims for restored annual leave charged on a nonworkday while on military active duty.
Proposed Information Collection (Board of Veterans' Appeals Customer Satisfaction With Hearing Survey Card) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29365
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Board of Veterans' Appeals (BVA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information used by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to assess the effectiveness of current procedures used in conducting hearings.
Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees (Quality and Efficiency of VA Health Care)) Activity; Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29364
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to measure the quality of service provided to VHA beneficiaries.
Proposed Information Collection (Application for Annual Clothing Allowance) Activity: Comment Request
Document Number: 2011-29363
Type: Notice
Date: 2011-11-15
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to determine a veteran's eligibility for clothing allowance.